ERIC Number: EJ587903
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Processing Complexity and Filler-Gap Dependencies Across Grammars.
Hawkins, John A.
Language, v75 n2 p244-84 Jun 1999
Examines crosslinguistic variation in "filler-gap dependencies" (wh-questions and relative clauses) from a processing perspective, and integrates research findings from psycholinguistics, language typology, and generative grammar. Numerous implicational universals and hierarchies are proposed that receive a natural explanation in terms of processing and complexity. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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